Pretend you are member of the armed forces out on the pointy end of the spear—a pilot, paratrooper, submariner, etc.—and you found out that your senior commander had promised to give a potential enemy commander advanced warning that you were being sent on an operation against him. How might this affect you confidence in your chain of command?
I have no idea whether the story being pushed by Bob Woodward about Mark Miley’a phone calls to his Chinese counterpart are true. Or whether the story about an allied signal intelligence operation intercepting at least one of the calls is true. I am troubled by the the stories being believable.
If Miley is the Woodward’s source, one wonders why he thought it would be a good idea to let the tale out into the wild. Who did he think would approve?
I really does look as if when 2020 turned 21, it started drinking openly.
Fasten your seat belts—there’s turbulence ahead.